Autour de « Nous »11 - 14 Feb 2022
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Filmmaker Alice Diop was born in 1979 to Senegalese parents and grew up in Aulnay-sous-Bois on the “Cité des 3000” housing estate. In her first film, La Tour du monde, in 2005, she mapped the Parisian suburb and described in detail the spaces and how people live there. In 2016, she made the medium-length films La Permanence and Vers la tendresse, the latter of which received the César Award for Best Short Film in 2017.
In 2021, Alice Diop completed her new feature documentary, Nous, which was nominated at several festivals and awarded the Golden Bear for Best Documentary and for Best Film in the “Encounters” section at the 2021 Berlinale. She also made Saint Omer, her first feature film based on the criminal story of Fabienne Kabou, written with Amrita David and novelist Marie Ndiaye.
In parallel, Alice Diop is working on a project for an ideal film library of the world's suburbs as part of her artistic residency at Ateliers Médicis in Clichy-Montfermeil, accompanied by a programming team including members of partner organisations (Ateliers Médicis and the Centre Pompidou, Cinéma 93, Les Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Périphérie, the French Embassy in the United States (Albertine Cinémathèque)). Her work is eminently political and follows a common thread, of which the starting point may have been Aubervilliers (1946), a feature film by Eli Lotard and Jacques Prévert, or L’amour existe (1960), by Maurice Pialat.
Her current project questions and reveals the constellation that surrounds her. How are the spaces and faces of the French suburbs represented in cinema? Which are the greatest films in the history of French cinema that represent the suburbs or were made by filmmakers from the suburbs? How and why have the suburbs been made invisible and forgotten?
Full programme coming soon.
A project based on an original idea by Alice Diop, Ateliers Médicis and the Centre Pompidou, in partnership with Cinéma 93, Les Laboratoires d'Aubervilliers, Périphérie, the French Embassy in the United States (Albertine Cinémathèque).
En collaboration avec les Ateliers Médicis
Avec la participation des Laboratoires d’Aubervilliers, Cinémas 93, Périphérie et la Villa Albertine, Services culturels français aux États-Unis
*Subject to availability and not including the opening session (Members: €3)